When a house is left unattended while its owner traverses the globe, Mother Nature embraces the abandoned home in a thick canopy of treetops and braided opossum tails. Today's Groupon lets you travel to faraway lands at a nearby locale. For $35, you get $70 worth of locally handmade and imported goods at O’Day Cache.
Buying souvenirs can get in the way of enjoying your journey, so O’Day Cache's owner handpicks the finest Asian accessories and French milled soaps for your gift-giving needs. Every year, this savvy proprietor sets off on Asia-trekking journeys, spending more than two months overseas annually to stock the Minneapolis Cache with impressive finds and self-designed jewelry, searching hidden-away enclaves and booby-trapped temples for elegant porcelain dinnerware and more. Shoppers can browse an eclectic collection of products that includes antiques, bath and body products, vases, and women’s accessories. Bring good luck with single-cast bronze money sheep covered in Chinese coins ($45), tote your lunch in a multi-tiered tiffin box used for carrying lunch ($40), or pick up a chicken paddle toy for your niece ($4.25). Ranging from everyday practicalities to museum-quality conversation pieces, O’Day Cache’s collection provides an opportunity to peruse in person, instead of venturing halfway around the room to eBay the intriguing imports.
Treasure hunts don’t have to entail expeditions to the Caribbean with a gaggle of giant sea-legged parrots or diving deep beneath the couch cushions to unearth gold-foil chocolate coins. At O’Day Cache, shoppers will find a collection of uncommon items that hold more mystery than Uncle Jerry’s fingernail collection.
Mpls.St.Paul magazine loves O'Day Cache:
- What a treat to find an independent boutique on downtown's Nicollet Mall that's filled with an eclectic mix of Chinese antiques and accessories for the home-plus handmade jewelry. We love the salvaged Chinese windows and garden-appropriate statuary.
GLBT Travelers suggest the charming shop for gift shopping:
- Exotic, natural, flat-out gorgeous jewelry and accessories at O'Day Cache on Nicollet Mall.
Two Insider Pages users give it four stars:
- This really, truly is a great store. Unique and funky, its a great place to pick up a one of a kind item for someone who is hard to shop for. Its nice to know that you can always pop in here and take a look at a wide variety of items. No two visits are ever the same here! – T.A. R.
919 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402Get Directions